Depression and Relief Program: Trust your Gut Feelings

Your gut feelings are more real than you know. Neurotransmitters that govern your mood are synthesized in your GI tract. Keep it healthy!
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Dr. Robin Mayfield, Austin, TX Holistic Doctor
Currently Accepting New Patients
(512) 201 – 4042

6 Conditions that Feel Like Depression or Anxiety but Aren’t

1. Vitamin D Deficiency

Research shows that low levels of vitamin D corresponds to depression. Dr. Mayfield can check your levels of Vitamin D. She uses only certified Vitamin D3 with accompanying Vitamin K2, which allows for maximum appropriate absorption.

2. Hypothyroidism

A sluggish thyroid is often mistaken for depression. You feel exhausted, worthless, irritable, and incapable of making a decision.  Dr. Mayfield can evaluate your thyroid thoroughly, along with supportive adrenal responses, to see if you need natural thyroid help.

3. Low Blood Sugar

Some people are more prone to blood sugar “crashes”; when your body suddenly feels faint, irritable, and moody. Having blood sugar fluctuations every day can make you believe you are depressed, when really you need to evaluate your diet and GI tract.

4. Dehydration

Irritability, forgetfulness, sadness and lethargy are common symptoms of dehydration. If you wait to drink until you are thirsty, it’s too late. Your body is already dehydrated at that point. Sipping water all day long is the key to proper hydration. You should be drinking ½ your body weight in ounces of water daily.

5. Food Intolerances

Certain foods can trigger inflammation in our bodies, and each person has different triggers. While some people might have dramatic responses to allergies, other people get sad and anxious. Dr. Mayfield offers  panels to uncover hidden food allergies that can trigger low moods or anxiety.

6. Caffeine Withdrawal

What goes up must come down.That high you get after a cup of coffee isn’t without its consequences. You just don’t associate the anxiety and depression you feel three hours later with that coffee you had earlier. For those who are chemically sensitive to all amphetamine-like substances that raise dopamine levels, the subsequent “down” translates to tears, shaking, panic attacks, and worse.

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After I had children, I got more and more anxious. I just thought it was because I was now a mom. Come to find out my hormones and brain chemistry were out of balance. Dr. Mayfield’s program helped me quicker than I expected. No more needless anxiety! — J.Stouse




Trust your Gut.


The Key to Your Mood Might Lie in Your Digestive Tract.

Have you ever felt “butterflies” in your stomach? It’s not just your imagination; this sensation is quite real. It comes from a network of neurons lining your guts that is so extensive some scientists have nicknamed it your “second brain”.*Your “second brain” is not the seat of any conscious thoughts or decision-making. Rather, its influence is in your “gut reactions” or “intuitive gut feelings”. It also impacts your mood every day. As much as 95% of the neurotransmitters in your body originate in the GI tract. So keeping your digestive tract healthy is “job one” for those experiencing mood disorders.Irritable bowel syndrome—that afflicts more than two million Americans—also arises in part from too much serotonin in our guts. If the GI tract is inflamed, it will hang on to the serotonin, not making it available for the wonderful things it does for our moods—providing calming, peaceful feelings of serenity.Depression and anxiety can often be a result of inflammation in the intestines from food allergies, candida (yeast) infection, IBS, or leaky gut syndrome. For that reason, addressing chronic depression, anxiety and other mood disorders must include ensuring that the GI tract is in good working order.“Treat the digestion first” is something that natural holistic practitioners learn from day one; this information is new to the medical field, but not the natural alternative health field.Most disorders in the body stem from the GI Tract: inflammation, neurotransmitter dysfunction, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, even blood pressure can trace its origins to gut problems at times.Many of you who have taken mood-altering medications have probably experienced GI effects – not always pleasant — as a side effect of the meds. Some of the stronger prescription medications, such as Lyrica, actually cause the GI tract to become “addicted” to the medication, causing further problems in time.

If you are experiencing chronic issues such as depression, anxiety, chronic fatigue, “feeling old”, apathy or indifference, insomnia, foggy brain, or problems with your digestion, come in immediately. I can test GI tract pathogens, as well as using urine to test the neurotransmitter levels in your body.

The process to correct your dis-ease can take a few months as your body repairs and heals. The great news is that you have then truly corrected the problem, not just masked the symptoms with chemicals. Whether your problem is originating in your digestive system, or whether your feelings of depression or anxiety are attributed to other imbalances in your body, getting to the correct diagnosis allows for the best treatment.

*Scientific American, February 2010

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